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This is a great site for searching for towboats. By way of introduction, I am a maritime lawyer who helps injured workers under the Jones Act and under the general maritime law. We also assist those most in need with receiving benefits like maintenance and cure. If you are looking for a maritime lawyer, you can reach me at 1(800)6279267.

I would like to applaud Dick for upholding the integrity of the maritime industry with this website, and continuing to keep that tradition alive. Safe boating!


Added: September 17, 2019
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I served as a deckhand 77-78 on the MV White Knight (Agri Trans) before college. I was 19. It was hard work. We had a great captain/crew.

We worked mostly on the Miss btwn STL and St Paul. Made a few trips up the IL R. It was hot in the summer and incredibly cold in the winter. I caught the boat once in Alma, Wisconsi. It was like the Arctic. The river was jammed with ice. Three weeks later I got off the boat in Rock Island. That's as far as we got!!

At one time my Dad, brother, sister, and I all worked in the riverboat business at the same time...but they were all different companies! My dad used to say "If I had known you were all going to work in the river boat business I would have started my own company!" Ha.

I have always thought my education as a man started on the White Knight. After college I spent 26 years in the Marines.

So to all of you out there that served on the White Knight or cut your teeth as a deckhand on a towboat...God bless ya.


Added: July 29, 2019
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worked on brimstone as deckhand 1967 summer. my stepfather was captain sam anderson from orange tx passed away last year at 88 loved working for texas molten sulfur parker bros.

Added: July 19, 2019
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Sister of my belated brother Dick Tomayko...May God Bless! Wish he was here today...miss you my brother! But memories last forever!
:!brokenheart:


Added: July 12, 2019
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Thanks Trevor!

Added: June 21, 2019
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Worked on the Varco as a deckhand after finishing college during the summer of 1970, before teaching assignment, pushing Oil barges from Mobile, AL up many rivers to Cordova, Al and the asphalt refining plant.

Added: June 18, 2019
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Worked on the E.P. Jones ‘68 Billy Smith was Captain!

Added: June 8, 2019
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As a wished to be river rat I TOTALLY enjoy your photo Galleries! Love these boats! LOVE THE RIVER! My dad worked for the USCOE Memphis District for MANY years up until last year (2018) when he Finally retired. Guess my love of the river and these boats comes quite naturally! :!cool: :!cool:

Added: May 20, 2019
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Love to see the boats. Worked on the river in 70’s and 80’s. Got married and changed my life. The MV Kevin Micheal is a really nice old boat. They should have kept the bow and stern awning like it was when it was the MV Mark Easton. Those old BIG BOATS with the awnings were very impressive and eye candy for some of us old river rats. Thanks for sharing your pictures

Added: May 14, 2019
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owned the Burlington before it was the Burlington. I had it built in 1979 Named it Hussy. Also operated the Jayne and Francis Hougland. Thanks for keeping these old memories alive.

Added: May 10, 2019
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